Wild Pollinators Enhance Fruit Set of Crops Regardless of Honey Bee Abundance

  title={Wild Pollinators Enhance Fruit Set of Crops Regardless of Honey Bee Abundance},
  author={L. Garibaldi and I. Steffan-Dewenter and R. Winfree and M. Aizen and R. Bommarco and S. A. Cunningham and C. Kremen and Lu{\'i}sa G. Carvalheiro and L. Harder and O. Afik and I. Bartomeus and Faye E Benjamin and Virginie Boreux and D. Cariveau and N. P. Chacoff and Jan H. Dudenh{\"o}ffer and B. M. Freitas and J. Ghazoul and Sarah S. Greenleaf and J. Hip{\'O}lito and A. Holzschuh and Brad G. Howlett and R. Isaacs and S. K. Javorek and C. Kennedy and Kristin M. Krewenka and S. Krishnan and Y. Mandelik and M. Mayfield and Iris Motzke and T. Munyuli and B. Nault and M. Otieno and J. Petersen and Gideon Pisanty and S. Potts and R. Rader and T. Ricketts and M. Rundl{\"o}f and C. Seymour and Christof Sch{\"u}epp and H. Szentgy{\"o}rgyi and Hisatomo Taki and T. Tscharntke and C. Vergara and B. Viana and T. Wanger and Catrin Westphal and Neal M. Williams and A. Klein},
  pages={1608 - 1611}
  • L. Garibaldi, I. Steffan-Dewenter, +47 authors A. Klein
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Honeybees Can't Do It Alone The majority of food crops require pollination to set fruit with the honeybee providing a pollination workhorse, with both feral and managed populations an integral component of crop management (see the Perspective by Tylianakis, published online 28 February). Garibaldi et al. (p. 1608, published online 28 February) now show that wild pollinators are also a vital part of our crop systems. In more than 40 important crops grown worldwide, wild pollinators improved… CONTINUE READING
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